Americans seniors are in worse health and under greater financial pressure from medical costs than counterparts in 10 other industrialized nations.
Federal authorities are investigating whether officials at the agency that runs Medicare leaked information that landed with Wall Street traders.
Most people don't examine their current Medicare plan—or even consider options. But enrollees need to do that every year, experts say.
Jeff Merkley, a U.S. senator from Oregon, was improperly enrolled into low-income Medicaid by Cover Oregon.
Toby Cosgrove, Cleveland Clinic CEO, discusses the impact of the Affordable Care Act on patients, including what they will pay and the strain on the nation's Medicare and Medicaid systems. And Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini, weighs in.
CNBC's John Harwood reports the details from the Social Security & Medicare Trustee Report, which informs Medicare will have sufficient funds until 2030, and disability insurance within social security will be insolvent in late 2016.
Slower growth in healthcare spending is shoring up the funding outlook for the federal Medicare program that covers hospital bills for the elderly.
Former Sen. Bob Kerrey, (D-Neb.), shares his thoughts on raising the eligibility age for receiving full social security benefits. I'd probably raise it to 68 or 69-years old over the course of 30 thirty years, says Kerrey.
Former Sen. Bob Kerrey, (D-Neb.), shares his thoughts on the runaway costs of government programs, including health care.
Home visits have risen sharply at many private Medicare health plans, which treat close to 16 million elderly and disabled people.
Medicare Advantage plans are facing audits that could order them to repay tens of millions of dollars for billing errors.
The Center for Public Integrity found missed chances to corral tens of billions of dollars in Medicare Advantage billing errors.
Former Bush administration official Josh Valdez alleges his ex-employer cheated the government out of millions annually, charges the company denies.
A Los Angeles doctor has been charged with helping bilk Medicare out of more than $33 million.
In 2012, hospitals charged more for every one of 98 common ailments that could be compared to the previous year.
The three physicians ordered so many individual tests that their patients averaged one every other day.
Sen. Marco Rubio, (R-Fla.), shares his thoughts on creating more competition and options for Medicare participants. And Rubio discusses his plan to create a place for people to invest other than Treasurys and the nature of the future economy as more people work beyond age 65.
Male doctors on average make 88 percent more in Medicare reimbursements than female physicians, according to an analysis of government data.
Releasing data about Medicare reimbursements to doctors could have led to cost savings in the past, but legal rulings kept it hidden for 35 years.
CNBC's Scott Cohn reports on new data released by the Department of Health and Human Services showing Medicare doctors claiming millions of dollars.